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MSNBC
Mar 2, 2013 2:00am PST
kim jong-un. believe it. rodman and members of the harlem globetrotters made the trip to pyongyang this week as part of a documentary project. there was no guarantee that they would meet kim jong-un, but turns out the north korean leader was up for playing host. here is the pair sitting courtside at an exhibition basketball game which was capped off with a party at kim jong-un's palace. it gets better. it seems dennis rodman failed to brush up on his koreas before heading overseas. check out this tweet. maybe i'll run into gangnam style dude while i'm here. that, of course, is a reference to the south korean rapper psy. not surprisingly given the tense relationship between the north and the south, psy was not amused tweeting back, i'm from south, man. >>> next, you may have noticed that every time a poll comes out about congress, their favorability rating is embarrassingly low. here is the question though. who are the 9% or 10% or 12% of people who do give them a thumbs up? "the new york times" did some digging after their own poll found congress had a 12% favorability asking peopl
CNN
Mar 3, 2013 3:00pm PST
been. it's a journalist's dream to be able to meet kim jong-un face-to-face. many diplomats would fight for that chance as well. and here dennis rodman is the first american ever to meet face-to-face with him. what do you make of it? >> i don't. i just don't. i'm so thoroughly embarrassed for us, so thoroughly embarrassed for north korea, so thoroughly embarrassed about this conversation. because it's not really talking about anything serious. this is like a publicity stunt. i grew up in detroit. i loved dennis rodman the basketball player. and i think anyone who played with him would say he's one of the best basketball players they played with. he's in the hall of fame. but structuring a sunday morning around his trip to north korea in conjunction with international politics? it's absolutely ridiculous. >> anna, what do you think the point was of this trips, besides shooting an hbo documentary. >> i think it was pointless. i think there was no point. i'm absolutely with lz on this one. it's all i can do to keep my eyes from rolling to the back of my head to be discussing this. frankly,
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 6:00am PST
's george stephanopoulos that kim jong-un wants a phone call from president obama. >> he wants obama to do one thing. call him. he loves basketball. and i said the same thing. i said, became loves basketball. let's start there. let's start there. >> rodman called kim jong-un a very humble man who doesn't want war. rodman is the first american man to meet the newest leader of north korea. he went to film a documentary with vice media. hey, we used baseball with the cubans. why not basketball? taking a deep dive in one of the most corners of that country and of the world. it's a hot bed of activity and the last pliace many believe osama bin laden was hiding. she's going to be here to share her story. ♪ constipated? yeah. mm. some laxatives like dulcolax can cause cramps. but phillips' caplets don't. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. something this delicious could only come from nature. new nectresse. the 100% natural no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. new nectresse. sweetness
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
a third nuclear test, and there are many things that kim jong-un who's a new leader in north korea. everyone else is newer than he is, nonetheless, he could have issued through rodman or even by letter a very -- a more sophisticated note on how he would like to stand down on the nuclear front, stand down on some of the posturing on south korea. there are many things he could have done to make this serious. he's a pop culture guy, he's a young man. we have to ask ourselves, is he trying to do what he knows. as inadequate and silly as it sounds, maybe there's something deeper there. i don't think there is, but barack obama needs to respond to serious initiatives and not just the pop culture ones. and the leader of north korea needs to learn that. >> here's what i don't get about these diplomatic niceties. why isn't this the best time to call, after north korea has done something that we really really don't want and we really want them to stop doing it. the soviet missiles were in cuba, and so president kennedy was communicating as directly with nikita khrushchev as he could. he didn'
CNN
Mar 12, 2013 1:00pm PDT
with his new friend the north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> president obama is taking his new outreach campaign directly to capitol hill just as leading republicans are reviving parts of their agenda from the 2012 presidential campaign. his former rival house budget committee chairman paul ryan sounded a lot like he did back out there on the campaign trail last year. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us live from capitol hill right now. dana, what's the latest that's going on because there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: there sure is. you know, wolf, one of the reasons he picked paul ryan as his runningmate because ryan is considered one of the smartest minds and best spokespeople on the issue of republican economic principles and today ryan doubled down on those ideas. if all this looks familiar, it should. >> the house budget committee republican majority, putting out yet again a budget that addresses america's need. >> reporter: there are some differences between this paul ryan budget and those in years past. the biggest, the election day smackdown ryan a
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
korean dictator kim jong-un. believe it. rodman and members of the harlem globetrotters made the trip to pyongyang this week as part of a documentary project. there was no guarantee that they would meet kim jong-un, but turns out the north korean leader was up for playing host. here is the pair sitting courtside at an exhibition basketball game which was capped off with a party at kim jong-un's palace. it gets better. it seems dennis rodman failed to brush up on his koreas before heading overseas. check out this tweet. maybe i'll run into gangnam style dude while i'm here. that, of course, is a reference to the south korean rapper psy. not surprisingly given the tense relationship, psy was not amused tweeting back, i'm from south, man. >>> next, you may have noticed that every time a poll comes out about congress, their favorability rating is embarrassingly low. here is the question though. who are the 9% or 10% or 12% of people who do give them a thumbs up? "the new york times" did some digging after their own poll found congress had a 12% favorability asking people why they liked co
PBS
Mar 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
community. >> suarez: the sanctions aim to make it more difficult for north korea's leader, kim jong-un, to finance his nuclear and missile programs. in december, the north successfully fired a long-range rocket, saying it was designed to orbit a satellite. and last month, north koreans cheered scientists who carried out the country's third nuclear test. that event directly provoked today's u.n. action. north korea's closest ally, china, even helped draft the sanctions. >> we want to see full implementation of the resolution. the top priority now is to defuse the tension, bring down the heat. ( applause ) >> suarez: instead, the sounds and images from pyongyang today were all about defiance. civilians and members of the military staged a mass rally and state television carried a direct threat against the u.s. >> ( translated ): since the united states is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest. >> suarez: north korea also threatened this week to nullify
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
dies after her nurse refuses to perform cpr. the family says that's okay. >>> courtside with kim jong-un. dennis rodman like you have never seen him before and trust me, that's a tough feat to accomplish. >>> you might have thought it was over but the wheel keeps spinning on the super sequester. both houses of congress are back today after the president signed the executive order friday triggering $85 billion in spending cuts before the fall. of course, "snl" played up the folly of it all. >> and of course, these cuts will affect our military, our civil servants, federal construction projects, even grants to native americans. and, i'm the one who has to tell these folks, young men, there's no need to feel down. young men, pick yourself off the ground. young man, just because your funding is down there's no need to be unhappy. thank you, gentlemen. >> you're welcome. >> i loved that song. of course, around here we say it's fun to say it's the c c-y-c-l-e. anyway, president obama trying to walk back the cuts and my reputation. replace them with smarter cuts and new tax revenue but a new re
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2013 5:00pm PST
stars has befriended one of the world's most controversial dictators, north korea's kim jong un. really likes basketball. so he allowed dennis rodman to visit the capital city with a film crew. rodman brought back this message for president obama. >> he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said if you can, dennis, i don't want do war. i don't want do war. >> okay. i'm not sure we should take dennis's word for it, though. peace-loving north korea conducted its third nuclear test right before dennis rodman's visit, and now is working on a long-range missile. but let's forget about peace and talk about love. here is dennis rodman again. >> his country like him, not like him, love him. love him. >> rodman and some harlem globetrotters got special tours of north korea's best sites. they did not see this north korea, where 6 million people need food eighth aid. 19% of the babies are malnourished, and most people make 4 bucks a day. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching ki
MSNBC
Mar 5, 2013 12:00am PST
. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching kim jong un roll out the red carpet for rodman. >> clearly you've got the regime spending money to wine and dine foreign visitors when they should be feeding their own people. >> so let's get this straight. the united states has not held formal talks with north korea since 2005, but this guy gets a seat at the table? dennis rodman, the player who head butted a ref and was once called the worm? the man who has always attracted attention for keeping strange company might have finally outdone himself. let's turn to eugene robinson, msnbc political analyst and associate editor pulitzer prize winning columnist for "the washington post." okay. how bizarre is this? >> well, it's hard to get weirder than this, ed. i mean, dennis rodman has i think five nba championships. he has been defensive player of the year. he is in the hall of fame. he is not going to be adding a nobel peace prize to his list of honors. it's not going to happen. this was really bizarre. >> does this make north korea look approachable to the
FOX
Mar 17, 2013 4:00pm PDT
defense on the west coast. >> chris: do you think that kim jong-un and the north koreans are a real threat to the u.s.? >> i don't think that threat is imminent and, i don't think they have the mechanisms necessary to really harm us but it is really good we are taking the precautionary measures to make sure they cannot do damage. it puts us in a different place as it relates to negotiating with them and, at the end of the day, chris, i know there's a lot of talk, 6-party talks and all kind of things that are occurring and all of us understand the key to this will be china. they are the ones that can actually affect the behavior in north korea because of the trade issues and certainly the support issues coming from china. into north korea. hopefully, china sees the threat to -- for nuclear proliferation in that part of the world, in the event they are not able to stop what now, is doing. >> chris: senator corker, senator durbin, thank you both. we'll have to leave it there. thank you for talking with us and, no doubt, there is tough bargaining ahead on the budget. thank you, gentlemen. >> t
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2013 7:00am PST
dennis rodman is in north korea reportedly telling kim jong-un he has a friend for life. rodman and globetrotters are there for a film documentary on hbo. kim jong-un, apparently a die-hard basketball fan. >>> and just moments ago, the latest rocket blasted off for a run to the international space station. the dragon capsule is full of supplies. it's the company's third delivery mission to the space station. those pictures are always cool. >>> three years ago the u.s. took home 30 olympic medals in canada. nine of them gold. who is that person with the long hair? i'll take you back there on this week's flashback friday. get a haircut. >>> more restaurants are offering cheap eats since the 2% tax hike took effect in january. cnbc's seema mody is here. >> that's right. a pullback from consumers in response, restaurants, chris, as you were pointing out, are stepping up their value offering subway will now include a $3 6-inch suband olive garden with a $6.95 lasagna primavera and restaurants are noticing the change and taking action. >> and my favorite story of the day, i think, the
PBS
Mar 7, 2013 3:00pm PST
north korea last week. he quoted kim jong-un as saying "i don't want to do war" and asking that president obama "call him." white house officials denounced the rodman visit as nothing more than a publicity stunt. for more on the sanctions and north korea's response, i'm joined by victor cha, a former national security council official, now a senior advisor at the center for strategic and international studies. and joseph detrani, formerly senior advisor and north korea mission manager in the office of director of national intelligence. he's now president of the intelligence and national security alliance. mr. cha, what did the security council vote to do in these latest sanctions. >> well, this latest round of sanctions, ray, came at three things. first is interdicting of cargo expected to be of north korean origin that carry missile parts or things of that nature. a blacklist on the import of certain items people can use for their weapons programs as well as individuals and the third element has to do with financial sanctions. trying to block -- u.n. member states blocking
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2013 4:00am PST
dictator kim jong-un. rodman and members of the harlem globetrotters traveled to north korea for a documentary. the north korean leader was up for playing host. here they are sitting courtside for a and then went to a party. check out this tweet. maybe i'll run into the gangnam style dude while i'm here. that's a reference to the south korean rapper, spy. psy was not amused, saying i'm from south, man. who are the 9%, 10% or 12% of people who give congress thumbs up? "the new york times" asked people why they liked congress. some people backed off their vote entirely, using words like idiots and ninnies. someone else said it was an accident, and another said she just had surgery when she answered the question. overall, the tiny group of congress lovers fell into one of two caps. they just really are optimistic that everybody is trying their best. for the folks that think congress needs to step it up, there is stephen colbert's solution to the next budget crisis. >> i think i know why the sequester is not working. because it doesn't affect congress. the salaries of senators an
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2013 9:00am PST
. the first known american to meet with kim jong-un. he said he had a message from the north american leader for president obama. >> and one thing he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama. >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want the war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> the young leader has defied u.n. sanctions by continuing to develop nuclear arms. accomplishing even little things can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel for my pain and stiffness, and to help stop joint damage. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal
FOX News
Mar 28, 2013 7:00pm PDT
to miscalculate and kim jong-un is going to do something stupid and escalate this treadmill finding ourselves doing something we really don't want to do. >> greta: he also has sort of run out of things to do. he cut the hotline to south korea the other day and running out of things to do. that bothers me. there aren't a lot of options left for him to save face. >> there's one and the people i talked to in south korea are worried not about a nuclear rocket attack. what they're worried about is an artillery barrage much as he did against that island a couple of years ago, to put some fire power in his threats and the difference between now and 2011 is that the south koreans have promised they were going to retaliate with greater force and that's where the danger of miscalculation came in. >> greta: and they lost the boat. 140 sailors. >> south korea didn't do anything, they didn't do much so what the president says, she says that this time, they have a plan, they're going to retaliate and this it gets you into real escalation with real bombs and rockets and artillery shells and that's the great
ABC
Mar 1, 2013 7:00am PST
north korean leader kim jong-un. file this under the strangest but the truest. abc's claire shipman has more, now, in washington. good morning to you, claire. >> reporter: good morning, josh. maybe it's an updated take on that cold-war ping-pong diplomacy. the match-up is bizarre. but both personalities are so quirky, it almost makes a strange sort of sense. it's a long way to go for a bromance. >> it's my first time. i think it is -- most these guys' first time. >> very upset. >> reporter: american bad boy nba hall of famer dennis rodman. and worldwide bad boy, dictator, kim jong-un. two guys, sharing a lot of laughs in north korea. bonding at a harlem globetrotters exhibition game. the north korean leader is a passionate basketball fan. afterwards, sushi at the leader's palace. background music -- the theme song from that smash tv show, "dallas." the unlikely courtship made the front page of the newspaper. rodman assured his new pal, he has a friend for life. apparently, it's basketball diplomacy. an hbo producer brought rodman and a few globetrotters to pyongyang as part of a new doc
FOX News
Mar 17, 2013 3:00pm PDT
theater kim jong-un. and the pentagon says we believe this young had ought to be deterred and if not we will be ready. how seriously do we really take a threat of a nuclear strike from north korea and what is this about? >> they were planned by the bush administration and the first thing the obama administration did was cancel them and now they are deploy them. so, better late than never but it is late. north korea has tested delivery systems and had nuclear tests and there were iranian observers at the most recent test and they are close to pakistan. is there a serious problem that north korea is a nuclear weapons state? and talking to other states are they on the verge of that? i am for missile defense but it does not substitute if a robust foreign policy to get back to the rand paul question which deals with the states before they become nuclear states. this raises the question of what happens with iran. the president's national security advisor said this week, can you believe this, the united states will not accept north korea as a nuclear state. it is not nice. they are a nuclear s
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2013 11:00am PST
leader kim jong-un this week and they had dinner and partied it up a little bit and he was with the harlem globetrotters before leaving the country. the former nba star had this to say about kim jong-un. >> he's proud. his country likes him. not likes him, loves him. >> yes. i love him. that guy is awesome. >> i've got quite a bit to say about this particular diplomatic trip. i will share my thoughts on that in our next hour. still to come, though, when a threat might not be a threat and what it means for the white house press corps and what it says about us. plus, the college of cardinals will gather monday, who are the favorites to succeed pope benedict xvi. >>. you're watching msnbc the place for politics and the place for papal politics, as well. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can
FOX News
Mar 6, 2013 7:00pm PST
in the next six months and he just returned after meeting with kim jong un and rodman says he wants to set the stage for a peace deal. a student learning social media etiquette. if you're going to tweet about your teacher at least get your facts right. otherwise this could happen. a student got angry about a test at school and tweeted, i hate you mr. torrence you said the test was on wednesday, give it to us on wednesday, not a tuesday. hash tag calendar. and two problems, the teacher saw the text and the test was always on tuesday. and showed the tweet to the entire class. and now bloomberg wants to talk your noisy head phones and new york city is set to launch a social media campaign. the mayor wants to warn about going deaf from loud music and head phones. hearing loss as soared 30% in teens. did you hear that? and associated press tweeting, italy's mt. etna shooting out hot lava and hot ash. the volcano erupting last night, that amazing sight caught on camera. and tweet your posts and don't forget to follow me on tw twitter @greta wire. it's been a long night for rand paul, but senator
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2013 11:00am PST
kim jong-un and what he told leaders after he left pyongyang after watching a basketball game and having a little din we are the leader. >> he was so honest. and one thing that, guess what? his grandfather and his father were great leaders. and he's such a proud man. i love him. i love -- the guy's awesome. >> dennis rodman there. he was in north korea to film a documentary for hbo. his visit coming just weeks after the north koreans conducted a nuclear test that was, of course, condemned by the united states and the united nations. >>> and it's the return of amtrak joe with the sequester cuts looming, the vice president said he'll do miss part to sam some money and happily stop taking air force two and start riding the train again. just like he did when he was a senator. >>> mitt romney, broken his post-election silence in an interview to air on fox news sunday. governor romney talks about the days as a presidential candidate. >> we were on a roller coaster. exciting and thrilling, ups and downs but the ride ends and then you get off. and it's not like, oh, can't we be on the
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 9:00am PDT
revs ] ♪ >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports" -- rockets ready. north korean leader, kim jong un issue as battle cry to his generals. as thousands march against america in pyongyang. is this just more saber-rattling? >>> foreign relations committee senator bob corker meeting in south korea today. >> hopefully what will occur is cooler heads will prevail and this will deescalate and hopefully we can have fruitful negotiations about the future. >> gun fight -- senators marco
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2013 2:00pm PDT
through the main square in pyongyang, the mass demonstration was a show of support for kim jong-un who ordered the country's rockets on standby. >>> former south african president nelson mandela remains in the hospital. he's said to be making steady progress. >>> americans are still shopping despite higher gas prices and payroll taxes. spending was up .7% last month leading some economists to raise growth targets for the quarter. >>> now back to "hardball." >>> welcome back to h"hardball." no secret supreme court justices are apair of popular opinion when they start cases, the background music of this week's two gay marriage cases was at tuesday of the public on that. in 2009, not 100 years ago, 2009, only 32% of african-americans supported same-sex marriage, while a majority of african-americans, 53%, were opposed. by december of last year, 2012, the percentage supporting in that community supporting same-sex marriage jumped to a majority, 51%. the biggest jump in support for gay marriage was among blue collar workers of all ethnic groups. back in 2004, only 18% were in favor. now wit
CNN
Mar 18, 2013 4:00am PDT
is questioning the stability of north korean leader kim jong-un. congressman mike rogers, the chairman of the house intelligence committee, appearing on cnn's "state of the union." >> you have a 28-year-old leader, who is trying to prove himself to the military, and the military eager to have a saber rattling for their own self-interest. >> some analysts are now openly questioning whether or not kim jong-un is even in charge of north korea or if it's the military that's really in control now. >>> louisiana governor is uninjured in a car accident last night in baton rouge. bobby jindal was on the way home from his son's soccer game when state police say a truck made an illegal u-turn and sideswiped his vehicle. he says the governor is fine but a state trooper went to the hospital with some minor injuries. >>> one -- here we go. >> oh! >> so success of sorts. a controlled implosion near austin, texas, brought the old bridge down. but what you can't see is that shrapnel from this blast cut a fiber optic cable. that knocked out cell phone and some land line service in three 911 centers. ve
FOX News
Mar 17, 2013 1:00pm PDT
. mike rogers questioning, quote, the stability of north korea's kim jong un after a recent series of provocative moves. >> the shear threat they would openly threaten a nuclear attack against the united states is problem enough but the military movements along the dmz and north korea are whole new set of problems. it's the largest military in the world still in uniform. this is something that we have to take seriously and you can see that they are looking for some provocations not just along the border, islands they are interested in and they fired artillery on the island. this is concerning because we don't know the stability of their leader, 28 years old. we're just not confident that we know he wouldn't take those steps. >> heather: meanwhile, the north's foreign minister saying his nuclear weapons are not a bargaining chip to trade for economic concessions. >> gregg: serious concerns being raised about the obama's administration handling of the benghazi terrorist attack. injured survivors were told to be quiet by the administration. elizabeth pran reporting from washington. >>
FOX News
Mar 3, 2013 1:00pm PST
president obama to call kim jong-un, the repressive dictator. officials in new orleans blaming a power failure for a loss of water pressure affecting treatment plants and opening the wave potentially for water contamination. >> the top dog sled race in the world, 1,000 mile journey through alaska wilderness, the dog sled race is getting underway in anchorage, alaska, today. >>gregg: new concerns for the future of the republican party as poll numbers show the majority of americans disagree with the direction they have set for the country. how do they town it around? we have john leboutillier, pat caddell and doug schoen. doug, you maintain that the president and democrats, i suppose, ate the g.o.p.'s lunch here and i have to admit, some of the poll numbers back you up. >> if you look at the range of issues we are facing, on issue after issue, the democrats have an overarching lead. >>gregg: democrats beat g.o.p. on these issues. >> look at middle class, health care, medicare, immigration, taxes, guns, across the board, and it is fair to say that the republican party has no narrative on
Current
Mar 4, 2013 6:00am PST
our weirdest ambassador. >> kim jong-un is a famous chicago bulls fan. >> stephanie: dennis rodman not really a current -- chicago bull. >> but he was a chicago bull when the chicago bulls were world-class. >> bouncing off satellites and what not. >> stephanie: okay. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: barbara in d.c. welcome. >> caller: hi, stephanie. hi mooks. i'm calling because i had a comment about ann romney and how she's blaming the media for presenting the romneys as wealthy snobs. >> stephanie: right. how dare they. >> caller: she did that all by herself. she was on a morning show and the reporter was asking her about would the romneys release more than two years of tax returns. >> stephanie: when she said you people to robin roberts. >> caller: exactly. >> stephanie: that seemed unfortunate. an unfortunate scene from "the help." >> caller: that's exactly what she said and she sounded like a stuck up snob. >> here, have some pie! >> stephanie: we did. we baked them a magical electoral pie. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> eat my -- >> that was a line from the help. that was an os o car wi
FOX News
Mar 11, 2013 8:00am PDT
by the new leadership. >> reporter: with a new north korean leader kim jong-un becoming increasingly confrontational with the u.s., the international community is watching this closely now. north korea conducting military exercises on their side of the border while the u.s. and south korea on their side started a annual joint exercise that including 10,000 south koreans and 3,000 americans. those joint military drills begin today and will last for 11 days. jenna. jenna: we'll talk about more of this during the show. steve, thank you. jon: john boehner says he is far from done as being house speak, but the gop needs to do a better job this from a wide-ranging interview with "roll call" where speaker boehner was asked how his members interpret the results of election and the unpopularity of the gop according to some polls and boehner had this answer. >> we have one house of congress an congress is the favorite whipping boy for americans for centuries. i don't expect that to change. we lost the presidential election in november. there are lessons we have to learn from that. we have to d
FOX News
Mar 1, 2013 8:00am PST
great kim jong un is. this is the same week where north korea is coming out again and talking about how hostile and horrible we are as a country. it's not just dennis rodman. eric schmidt the head of google was recently in north korea. what is going on here? >> the north corina villaraigosa reanswer are expert at using people like rodman, like the harlem globetrotters, like schmidt, the philharmonic to give the regime legitimacy. this has no effect on the starving people of north korea, it only benefits theee hraoerbgts it's an embarrassment a tragedy that people allow themselves to be played for tphaols by the regime. srad today mere lennon had a name for the people in the west that the communists would use to their srarpbgs lennon called them useful idis, and i think the name is accurate. jenna: ambassador we had an historic moment. this is the first maybe of many, i don't think so about dennis rodman's foreign policy. interesting all the same because the pieces do matter. >> i'd be happy to talk to him and try to convince him this was a big mistake on that part. jenna: let us know if
FOX News
Mar 1, 2013 10:00am PST
nba star dennis rodman making a new friend in north korea. that country's leader kim jong un. and rodman praised the leader saying, quote, i love him, he is an awesome guy. rodman was in north korea to film a sports documentary and spoke in english and rodman now on the way back to the united states. an incredible act of sportsmanship helped had a student see his dream and make the shot of his life. and he spent three years on the bench until he was able to suit up with teammates in the final game of the season. and what the opposing team did in the final seconds was nothing short of amazing. trace. >> reporter: get the kleenex, great way to end the week, megyn. this is a high school in el paso, texas and mitchell marcus has been the manager for three years and developmentally disabled, but his team says he's a fantastic manager. the last game of his senior year the coach said you know what, you're going to suit up. mitchell said he would have been happy wearing the jersey, but what he didn't know, nobody else knew, is that mitchell marcus was going to play in that last game
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2013 12:00pm PST
, craig. take care. >> here are today's political headlines. north korea's kim jong-un wants president barack obama to call him. in his first interview since coming back from north korea on that unprecedented visit, former nba star dennis rodman says that he bears a message from president obama from the country's impressive leader jim jong-un. >> i sat with him for two days, and one thing he asked me to give obama to something to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama. >> that's right, he told me that. >> no time to talk about that outfit. secretary of state john kerry has just wrapped up his trip to egypt. the secretary released about $200 million in u.s. aid to address what he calls egypt's extreme needs. kerry is headed to saudi arabia, his seventh stop on his nine-nation trip now. house speaker john boehner today telling david gregory on "meet the press" that he does not believe president obama ever had a plan to avert the sequester. >> if he had a plan, why wouldn't senate democrats go ahead and pass it? the house ha
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Mar 29, 2013 3:00am PDT
korea and the pacific. kim jong-un said they're ready to settle accounts. the announcement comes after they flew stealth bombers over south korean air space. deployed from a base in missouri, they practiced dropping bombs nearly 6,500 miles away. chuck hagel says the pentagon is not taking the regime's threats lightly. >> is north korea more dangerous today? i think they're very provocative actions and belligerent tone. it has ratcheted up the danger. and we have to understand that reality. >> on tuesday, kim jung-un threatened to fire on hawaii and the u.s. mainland and as recently put ground troops in artillery on standpoint. pyongyang released a video showing the u.s. capitol and white house under attack. this is like a cartoon. i mean, they can't even get their rocket 15 feet off the ground. >> but one of the important things is, the assumption is in military circles and intelligent circles is one of the reasons this is happening is actually a north korean leader is under threat internally and he's having to prove to his own people that he's a strong man. now, if that's the case, i
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Mar 1, 2013 3:00am PST
rodman. >> who better than basketball great dennis rodman. >> there he is. >> kim jong-un. we'll show you the surreal pictures from his trip next. i know what you're thinking... transit fares! as in the 37 billion transit fares we help collect each year. no? oh, right. you're thinking of the 1.6 million daily customer care interactions xerox handles. or the 900 million health insurance claims we process. so, it's no surprise to you that companies depend on today's xerox for services that simplify how work gets done. which is...pretty much what we've always stood for. with xerox, you're ready for real business. which is...pretty much what we've always stood for. i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. you name it...i've hooked it. but there's one... one that's always eluded me. thought i had it in the blizzard of '93. ha! never even ca
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Mar 4, 2013 3:00am PST
writes, i'm up i.m.'ing my boy, kim jong-un. once you get to know him, it's worse. >> that whole thing is just surreal. what's not surreal? "morning joe" starting right now. >>> i sat with him for two days. and the one thing -- he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis. >> seriously? what more information do you need, nicolle wallace? good morning, everyone. that's diplomacy. >> sunday's show's a little different. >> that must have been behind the scenes online, right? no, come on, stop it, barnicle. it's too early. >> david brinkley also? that was rodman's second trip back to "this week." he was on with brinkley and cokie. >> dr. brzezinski. >> that would have been fun to watch. >> call him. >> i actually would have watched that. >> call him. >> wow. okay. >> what was that about? >> i don't know. i think that about says it all. and you just sit right there. good morning, everyone. it's monday, march 4th. i'm a little angry
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Mar 12, 2013 3:00am PDT
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